Have Your Say

At Diverse Cymru our aims, ideals and services are all based around empowering and uplifting the voices of people facing inequality across Wales.

Have your say and help us keep our work true to this principle and true to the needs of our service users. Join us in influencing organisations to do better, and work harder to tackle inequality in Wales.

Get involved – Engagement Events

The Opportunity

Scope wants to develop a new programme which gives disabled young people more of a voice in their local communities. It will be a chance to meet new people, learn new skills and make changes in the areas that are important to you. But first, we want to hear from you. We want young people to help shape the programme, and for your experiences and opinions to be at the heart of it.

We’re looking for disabled young people aged 14 to 24 to take part in a telephone interview lasting around an hour. You’ll chat about what’s important to you as a young person, what you think of Scope and other organisations, what you want from a local community, and more.

You won’t have to discuss anything you’re not comfortable sharing, all responses will be anonymised in the final report, and we won’t share any data externally. If you have an access requirement and would prefer to participate via video call or instant messenger this can be arranged.

We’ll give you a £40 e-voucher as payment for taking part, which won’t affect any benefits that you receive.

If you’re interested in taking part, please contact James Roscow at researchpanel@scope.org.uk by Friday 9th April, and he will give you further information.

     Get Involved – Consultations

The Cardiff and Vale Advocacy Forum has produced a draft Regional Strategy for future advocacy services for adults to meet the Advocacy responsibilities and duties in the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014. The draft strategy will be in place for the advocacy needs of local citizens through considering all types of advocacy.  This includes informal advocacy by family or friends, peer advocacy, community advocacy and other forms of non-statutory independent advocacy, as well as independent professional advocacy as defined by the Act 2014.

We are seeking your views to inform the development and quality of the draft Regional Strategy until April 30th.

The link to the consultation documents and online questionnaire are: https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/our_council/consultation/social-services-consultations/Cardiff-and-Vale-Advocacy-Consultation.aspx

Your Experiences

Diverse Cymru are looking for people’s experiences and stories to help support our work to improve services, policy and practice throughout Wales. If you have a story to tell, whether you’ve had a good or a bad experience or if you think something could have been done better, let us know about it. As we collect these stories, which can be anonymised if you would like, we can use them to let services like those below know how they can improve and be more responsive to the needs of people, particularly across the protected characteristics.

  • Healthcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Social Care
  • Wellbeing
  • Welfare and Benefits
  • Poverty
  • Social Exclusion
  • Equality and Human Rights
  • Hate Crime and Community Safety
  • Education
  • Employment

You can send us your experiences:

Through our online form:

Name (required)

Email (required)


Your experience


By email: Shelagh.Maher@diverse.cymru

Or by post:

Have Your Say
Diverse Cymru
307-315 Cowbridge Road East

Your Views

Engagement - Your Voice Matters

Join the Equality and Human Rights Network

This network – run in partnership with Race Equality First and Diverse Cymru – is open to any third sector organisation working in Cardiff on any area of Equality and Human Rights.

We welcome new members.
Members can feed in views of people from disadvantaged communities and people facing discrimination in all areas of Cardiff.
The network discusses important Equality and Human Rights issues to change legislation, policy and practice together and make a difference to people’s lives.

We meet quarterly. Meetings include opportunities to:

  • Feed in stories, experiences and views from your service users and citizens on equality and human rights issues
  • Work together to jointly respond to key consultations and other opportunities to influence
  • Plan and run awareness raising campaigns and other work together
  • Take joint action to tackle inequalities
  • Share information on your events, campaigns, projects and work with other organisations

Between meetings we share these stories, information and joint work by email.

To join the network email Thoria at thoria.m@c3sc.org.uk or call (029) 2048 5722.
Please let other community groups or organisations you work with know about the network.

Diverse Cymru engages with both Local and National Government and the public sector on the issues that are most important in promoting equality across Wales, particularly where these issues effect people who would fall under one or more of the protected characteristics, by developing policy positions and offering practical recommendations.

Part of this process involves responding strategically to Welsh Government consultations that will have the biggest impact on people affected by inequality across the nation. Unfortunately, and although we share the details of these current consultations with our supporters, there are often too many being undertaken simultaneously for us to be able to provide a comprehensive response in every case. If you have an interest in giving your views on consultations around:

  • Healthcare
  • Mental Health services
  • Social care
  • Welfare and benefits
  • Poverty
  • Social exclusion
  • Equality
  • Well-being
  • Hate crime and community safety
  • Education
  • Employment

Please let us know by email: ele.hicks@diverse.cymru

Or by post:

Have Your Say
Diverse Cymru
307-315 Cowbridge Road East

If you would like to get more involved you can help us respond to consultations, gather other people’s views and research reports and available evidence by applying to be a volunteer with the Policy and Public Affairs Team.

Our Responses

Diverse Cymru briefing papers on issues and solutions with recommendations based on engagement with diverse communities. Read our responses to consultations, inquiries and other calls for evidence.

Diverse Cymru gathered the views of diverse communities in Cardiff about Communities First and ways forward to tackle poverty.

Views from this focus group have been used to develop a briefing paper and recommendations.

You can read the rest of our consultation responses on our Media Page.